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10 For the stars of heaven and their constellations
Will not give their light;
The sun will be (A)darkened in its going forth,
And the moon will not cause its light to shine.

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23 Then the (A)moon will be disgraced
And the sun ashamed;
For the Lord of hosts will (B)reign
On (C)Mount Zion and in Jerusalem
And before His elders, gloriously.

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When I put out your light,
(A)I will cover the heavens, and make its stars dark;
I will cover the sun with a cloud,
And the moon shall not give her light.

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10 (A)The earth quakes before them,
The heavens tremble;
(B)The sun and moon grow dark,
And the stars diminish their brightness.

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31 (A)The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
(B)Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.

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15 The sun and moon will grow dark,
And the stars will diminish their brightness.

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20 Is not the day of the Lord darkness, and not light?
Is it not very dark, with no brightness in it?

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“And it shall come to pass in that day,” says the Lord God,
(A)“That I will make the sun go down at noon,
And I will darken the earth in [a]broad daylight;

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 8:9 Lit. a day of light

15 (A)That day is a day of wrath,
A day of trouble and distress,
A day of devastation and desolation,
A day of darkness and gloominess,
A day of clouds and thick darkness,

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The Coming of the Son of Man(A)

29 (B)“Immediately after the tribulation of those days (C)the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 (D)Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, (E)and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 (F)And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His [a]elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

The Parable of the Fig Tree(G)

32 “Now learn (H)this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So you also, when you see all these things, know (I)that [b]it is near—at the doors! 34 Assuredly, I say to you, (J)this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. 35 (K)Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 24:31 chosen ones
  2. Matthew 24:33 Or He

20 (A)The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.

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Sixth Seal: Cosmic Disturbances

12 I looked when He opened the sixth seal, (A)and [a]behold, there was a great earthquake; and (B)the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the [b]moon became like blood. 13 (C)And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. 14 (D)Then the sky [c]receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and (E)every mountain and island was moved out of its place. 15 And the (F)kings of the earth, the great men, [d]the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, (G)hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, 16 (H)and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who (I)sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17 For the great day of His wrath has come, (J)and who is able to stand?”

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 6:12 NU, M omit behold
  2. Revelation 6:12 NU, M whole moon
  3. Revelation 6:14 Or split apart
  4. Revelation 6:15 NU, M the commanders, the rich men,

Fourth Trumpet: The Heavens Struck

12 (A)Then the fourth angel sounded: And a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. A third of the day [a]did not shine, and likewise the night.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 8:12 had no light

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